Five possible areas of cooperation highlighted in groundbreaking report

Cuban and US academics unveil roadmap to improved relations

Cuban and US academics have unveiled a working paper that proposes ways in which the US and Cuba could start to cooperate in order to improve relations.

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Resolution to Obama

Academics protest at visa denial

In response to the denial of 11 visas for Cubans scheduled to participate in the Latin American Studies Association International Congress in San Francisco, May 23-26, 2012, the leadership of the Section for Scholarly Relations with Cuba has prepared a resolution. Many of the 11 have received visas one or more times in the past several years.

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US denies visas to Cuban academics

As scholars make preparations for next week’s prestigious Latin American Studies Association Congress 2012 in San Francisco, there has been the very disturbing news that seven visas for Cuban academics have been denied in the past few days, two were denied on Tuesday, five on Wednesday; it is likely that at least three others will be denied as meetings have been scheduled for Friday and Monday.

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Updating of Cuban model explained

Cuban academics visit UK

Two leading Cuban academics toured the UK for a week in April giving talks and lectures at conferences in London and Sheffield. Professor Carlos Alzugaray of the University of Havana and Dr Rafael Hernandez, editor of Temas magazine, were the guests of the International Institute for the Study of Cuba (IISC). They arrived in the UK on Monday 16 April and carried out an intense programme of activities from the 17 April until their departure on the 22nd.

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Could this be the last OAS summit?

US under intense pressure in hemisphere over Cuba policy

Leaders from across the western hemisphere ended the Organisation of American States summit in Cartegena, Colombia, on Sunday 15 April, without a final declaration of agreement because several Latin American governments opposed US President Barack Obama's insistence on preventing Cuba from attending future meetings. Unprecedented Latin American opposition to the US policy on Cuba left Obama isolated and illustrated Washington's declining influence in a region that is now being aggressively courted by China. They met in plenary session to decide whether this would be the last hemispheric summit because several Latin American leaders made it abundantly clear they would not attend in the future if Cuba were kept out. On Saturday, the Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, the host of the Summit and Washington's closest ally in Latin America, said it would be "unacceptable" to keep Cuba out of the next gathering.

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Analysis from the Cuba Standard

Why is the Mexican President in Cuba?

President Felipe Calderón has just a few months left to cement — a dangerous word in the post-Macondo world — his presidential legacy in the oil sector. His visit to Cuba is intended to sell the Cuban government on the wisdom of the global template that his government negotiated with the United States on the subject of cross-border oilfields.

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